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Community Ear & Hearing Health Journal – Issue 13

Community Ear & Hearing Health Journal – Issue 13

Increasing community awareness of ear and hearing health
Despite 360 million persons in the world living with disabling hearing loss, there remains a surprising lack of awareness in society about ear diseases and hearing loss.
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Report: Results of a population based survey to measure the prevalence and impact of disability in Haiti post-earthquake

Full version available at the following address: http://www.hiproweb.org/uploads/tx_hidrtdocs/RS02Haiti.pdf

Scientific summary: http://www.hiproweb.org/uploads/tx_hidrtdocs/RS02HaitiScientificSummary.pdf

 

“Results of a population based survey to measure the prevalence and impact of disability in Haiti post-earthquake”

Author: Lisa DANQUAH & Aude BRUS…

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Presentations Added: 4th February 2014 Joint Seminar: MARCH & ICED Presents – 15 million preterm babies – will better care create more disabled survivors?

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15 million preterm babies – will better care create more disabled survivors?
Based on the recently released Nature Publishing supplement “Beyond Newborn survival”*
Tuesday 4th February 17:30 – 18:30
Venue: LSHTM Keppel Street Building LG7
Followed by a Reception in the…

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HIV & Disability Seminar – LSHTM held on 15th January (Presentations Added)

Updated: Presentations added.

This seminar opportunity to explore the nexus between HIV and disability.  Given the rising availability of ART, HIV is increasingly becoming a chronic illness even in low-income settings. Attention therefore needs to shift towards the longer term consequences of living with HIV and to optimising quality…

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ICED in the news: Research shows poor disabled children 10 times less likely to go to school than peers

 

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Poor children with disabilities in developing nations are 10 times less likely to go to school than children without disabilities, and often suffer discrimination – leaving them less educated and in poorer health, according to a report released on Tuesday by children’s rights organisation Plan…

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New report on study of disability among Plan International’s sponsored children. December 13th, 2013

Include us! A study of disability among Plan International’s sponsored children
This ground breaking report, produced in collaboration with Plan International, reveals that children with disabilities in low and middle income countries are being excluded from participation in education.

Based upon Plan’s dataset of 1.4 million sponsored…

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New manual on how to make eye care services inclusive and accessible (October 9 2013)

“Inclusion made easy in eye health programs. Disability inclusive practices for strengthening comprehensive eye care”
This new manual which is being launched by CBM tomorrow, World Sight Day, seeks to address two important questions facing all eye care personnel: “How to make eye care services accessible and inclusive for people…

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Call for abstracts now open – International Symposium: Evidence in Global Disability and Health

This symposium  seeks to bring together researchers, activists and practitioners to report and discuss new research findings and debate academic and policy issues related to Global Disability and Health. 

Date: February 22/23, 2014
Venue: Public Health Foundation of India, Hyderabad
Hosted by: Public Health Foundation of India with the…

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Apply now – Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment short course, 25-29 Nov, South Africa

This short course aims to understand the magnitude and causes of hearing impairment and explore public health approaches for developing hearing health programmes in developing countries.

Date: 25-29 November 2013
Location: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Cost: R 1750.00

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Publication of “Getting to Know Cerebral Palsy” manual

This new manual aims to increase knowledge and skills in caring for a child with cerebral palsy. Research carried out by ICED highlighted the significant needs of the caregivers, and how they can gain a huge amount of support from meeting with each other in an understanding environment.

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